The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali are the basis of yoga and they are a delightful confluence of philosophy and practice. The insights into human processes that are contained in the Yoga Sutra are fascinating. These texts are not meant to be studied academically as a moral compass or rules of human thought and behaviour, but rather as a mirror that helps us see ourselves better and guide our practice. Learning to self-reflect through the lens of the Yoga Sutra empowers a journey of self discovery, enabling a growth towards being able to live with more sukha, and less duHkha in our lives.
This is a study of the four chapters in the Yoga Sutra. We understand each word and each sutra, and reflect on our lives using it as a mirror. The course is spread over two years, one chapter in six months, to allow the teachings to percolate through us slowly and deeply.